Makar Sankranti 2021: Puja timings, Sankranti moment, significance - All you need to know about this harvest festival
Makar Sankranti 2021: This is a Hindu festival which is celebrated in January every year. This Makar Sankranti festival signifies beginning of harvest season and is dedicated to Sun God.
Makar Sankranti 2021: This is a Hindu festival which is celebrated in January every year. This Makar Sankranti festival signifies beginning of harvest season and is dedicated to Sun God. Makar Sankranti also refers to a specific solar day in the Hindu calendar. It is observed each year in the lunar month of Magha which corresponds with the month of January as per the Gregorian calendar and is a day the people of India and Nepal celebrate their harvest.
The auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti is being celebrated in 2021 on January 14. It marks the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path. It happens to be the first change in the zodiac after the winter solstice.
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On this day, Surya Dev or Sun God is worshipped. Makar Sankranti is known by different names in the country. If Northern belt calls is Makar Sankranti or Maghi, then in Maharashtra it is called Pedda Pandaga, in Magh Bihu in Assam, Poush Sankranti in West Bengal and Pongal (Thai Pongal) in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat.
Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal Muhurat as per drikpanchang.com
2021 Makara Sankranti Phalam
Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal Muhurta
Makara Sankranti on Thursday, January 14, 2021
Makara Sankranti Punya Kala - 08:30 to 17:45
Duration - 09 Hours 16 Mins
Makara Sankranti Maha Punya Kala - 08:30 to 10:15
Duration - 01 Hour 45 Mins
Makara Sankranti Moment - 08:30
What is the significance of Makar Sankranti?
On Makar Sankranti, several fairs are organised where social and cultural activities take place. Children take part in kite-flying competitions, bonfires and delicious food stalls dominate the festival.
Usually, Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14 but sometimes due to the transition in Sun (Surya) position, it falls a day later.
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